Darren Till Promises To Knock Out Cerrone, Call Out Mike Perry

Darron Till has a golden opportunity in front of him, as he’s set to take on fan favorite Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 118 on Oct. 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland. Ahead of his fight with “Cowboy”, however, Till engaged in a back-and-forth with fellow rising welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry: […]

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Darron Till has a golden opportunity in front of him, as he’s set to take on fan favorite Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 118 on Oct. 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland.

Ahead of his fight with “Cowboy”, however, Till engaged in a back-and-forth with fellow rising welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry:

Speaking with MMAFighting.com, Till then gave his thoughts on a potential matchup with Perry:

“I think that’s a good fight to make right now because Mike comes to fight and he comes to talk sh*t,” Till said.

“I come to fight and I don’t back down to no one, so me and him would make for a great build up to a fight whether it’s in America, Liverpool or wherever.”

As it turns out, Perry may actually be in Poland for the fight, and Till plans to finish Cerrone before calling out “Platinum”:

“I think he’s going to be in Poland,” said Till.

“As soon as I knock Donald out I’m calling him into the cage to see if he’s got the balls to do that, to come in and face me.

“That’s definitely the fight to make now. He’s good, he’s young and he’s hungry. He’s knocking guys out and you’ve got to respect it. Let’s get in that cage and let’s do it.”

At just 24 years of age, Till seems to be focused on ‘planning’ his future:

“Let’s be honest right now, beating Donald Cerrone and then beating Mike Perry, that is pretty f**kin’ sick if I do say so myself and that’s what I will do, you know,” Till said.

“Both guys come to fight and both guys are known to get into wars. Mike Perry’s got a helluva chin and Donald’s been in there with everyone. So, yeah they’re two big fights that would f**kin’ sky rocket me to the top of that division.

“That puts me close to a title shot. I’m going to manifest all of this and I can see everything happening. I can see Dan Hardy coming into the cage and interviewing me.

“I’m planning my future. I know what the future is going to hold for me.”

Do you expect the rising Englishman to get by Cerrone, or will it be too much, too soon for him?

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Dozen Bouts Scheduled for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland

A total of 12 fights are planned for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 118 event, with all of them streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. Donald Cerrone and Darren Till meet in the main event from the Ergo Arena in Gdasnk, Poland in a welterweight battle. In an interesting note, this is the first time […]

A total of 12 fights are planned for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 118 event, with all of them streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. Donald Cerrone and Darren Till meet in the main event from the Ergo Arena in Gdasnk, Poland in a welterweight battle. In an interesting note, this is the first time […]

10 MMA Stars Who Suffer From Crippling Pre-fight Nerves

On the surface, MMA fighters may seem like they have nerves of steel, and certainly anyone who’s been brave enough to step into the cage and compete has demonstrated tremendous strength of character, regardless of whether they ultimately win or lose. However, as confident and composed as they may appear on the outside, it’s interesting […]

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On the surface, MMA fighters may seem like they have nerves of steel, and certainly anyone who’s been brave enough to step into the cage and compete has demonstrated tremendous strength of character, regardless of whether they ultimately win or lose.

However, as confident and composed as they may appear on the outside, it’s interesting to know just how many MMA stars suffer from crippling pre-fight nerves that turn their insides upside down, sap their strength, erode their self-belief and leave them contemplating quitting the sport.

In this article, we’ll look at 10 prime examples, including some of the biggest stars in the sport, who have admitted that some of the toughest battles of their careers have taken place in their own minds backstage before the fight has even begun.

Donald Cerrone

As one of the UFC’s most active fighters, as well as an extreme sports enthusiast, you’d be forgiven for believing that Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is immune to fear.

Not all is as it seems though, as his long-time coach Greg Jackson knows only too well, revealing to MMAJunkie that “He gets really nervous right before the fight.

“Usually how it works is, he gets nervous, we talk about how he’s never, ever going to do this again, and then he goes out and fights.”

According to Jackson, ‘Cowboy’ doesn’t watches footage of his opponents as it can affect him negatively while indulging in extreme sports during fight week helps him keep his mind off his upcoming bout.

Jackson’s not saying anything that Cerrone wouldn’t admit to himself though, as he’s gone into great detail about the trials and tribulations he faces in the hours before a fight.

”It’s a lot of pressure,” Cerrone said in a special UFC feature. “So, you’re back there, you’re warming up, your arms are heavy, your legs are weak, you’re like, ‘What? Why do I feel like this?’ It’s like the weirdest feeling.”

On camera as Cerrone walks out to the Octagon he might look like he’s ready to go to war, but the reality is that internally his mind is reeling.

”You’re like, ‘what face do I need to do right now? Do I need to look serious, because I feel scared, but I don’t know how I need to look on camera. Do I need to look like a bitch walking into this motherf***er, or do I need to act tough?”

Only when he sets foot in the Octagon does Cerrone finally break free from that inner turmoil and become mentally prepared to do what he does best.

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Donald Cerrone’s Upcoming Opponent Blasts Brendan Schaub

Darren Till is currently undefeated in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career thus far, having finished 11 of his 15 total career wins. He will face the biggest test of his career, however, when he takes on former UFC lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Till recently joined the “Obviously Fight Talk” podcast to discuss […]

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Darren Till is currently undefeated in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career thus far, having finished 11 of his 15 total career wins. He will face the biggest test of his career, however, when he takes on former UFC lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Till recently joined the “Obviously Fight Talk” podcast to discuss upcoming fight, and expressed his displeasure for the lack of respect he has been getting from the MMA community, including ex-UFC heavyweight contender Brendan Schaub (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“You’ve got people like Brendan Schaub … saying he doesn’t know me, he’s disrespecting me and whatever, saying ‘Cowboy’ shouldn’t be taking this fight, but why shouldn’t I be taking the fight? Let’s get it straight, I’m unbeaten here,” Till said. “I’m unbeaten. Nobody’s been able to beat me.

“So what do I do? Do I just stay on the prelims, do I? Fighting no one. Can’t I move up? Is this what the world’s come to? I can’t move up? I can’t fight these big guys? Is this what it is? A big gap? I’ll (expletive) show them what’s going to be a big gap on fight night when I crack him on the chin.”

Till admitted that he respect’s Cerrone’s black belt calibre ability on the ground, but doesn’t see a scenario in which “Cowboy” is able to tap him out:

“They can say what they want,” Till said. “At the end of the day, if ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone came into Muay Thai we’d consider him an amateur. So what does that say? He wouldn’t be considered no top-level striker in Muay Thai, let me tell you that right now. So what’s the difference? He’s a lightweight.

“I just don’t see how he’s going to take me down. He is a black belt, a respected black belt, but I don’t see him tapping me. And, you know, on the feet I just don’t see what he’s going to do to me. I don’t see where he can bother me. I just don’t see it.”

Although both Till and Cerrone are looking to go into the Octagon to finish the job against one another, the undefeated welterweight prospect claims that there is no disrespect between them:

“There’s no disrespect between me and Donald,” he said. “I just want to beat him up. I just want to batter him. That’s what I want to do, and he wants to do the same to me. But just because he doesn’t know me I’m going to get all disrespectful?

“Listen, I don’t care what people say, I don’t care about social media. None of that gets to me. I do look at it, and I do laugh. I just don’t give a (expletive) what anyone says. I really don’t.”

“I’ll be going in to take his chin clean off. So, you know, let these people talk, let Brendan Schaub go on his podcast and talk,” Till said. “Hasn’t he got better things to talk about? He should be worrying about the (expletive) 10 knockouts he’s had in his career.”

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Donald Cerrone’s Next Opponent Guarantees Win Over ‘Cowboy’

Darren Till is coming to make a statement when he takes on UFC veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone next month (October 21, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 118. Till is undefeated in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career thus far, having racked up a record of 15-0-1 coming off back-to-back wins inside the Octagon. The welterweight […]

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Darren Till is coming to make a statement when he takes on UFC veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone next month (October 21, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 118.

Till is undefeated in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career thus far, having racked up a record of 15-0-1 coming off back-to-back wins inside the Octagon. The welterweight prospect is looking to propel himself into a whole new tier of competition, however, if he can get past a former UFC lightweight title challenger in “Cowboy” Cerrone. While Till doesn’t feel that Cerrone and Jackson-Wink took him seriously upon the fight’s announcement, he believes they’ve changed their tune after doing their research on him (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“It’s been good getting a bit of attention,” Till said. “And he said he doesn’t know me, which is fine because it’s not disrespect. On Instagram, Jackson-Wink put up ‘Donald Cerrone versus who,’ but I’m sure they’re researching me now and thinking, ‘We have to take this kid seriously.’

“At the end of the day, Donald Cerrone is a 34-year-old man who is on his way out and drinks every day. I’m a 210-pound gorilla, and they should be scared because I’m not scared, and I’m going to go in there and knock him out.”

Both men have something to prove heading into this fight; as Cerrone needs to make up for back-to-back losses, and Till looks to make a name for himself with what would be the biggest win of his career. Till is extremely confident heading into the fight and believes it’s a risky one for Cerrone, but is thankful that he took the fight anyways:

“He’s got to come in and win because he’s on a losing streak, but I’ve got to come in and prove who I am,” Till said. “This is for me to now build my name, and I’m going to build my name off Donald Cerrone.

“I’m over the moon, and I can’t stop thinking about the opportunity the UFC have given me. I’m grateful to Donald, too, because this is a risky fight for him, so you’ve got to take your hat off to him because he’ll fight anyone at any time. It’s still a bad move and he shouldn’t have taken the fight against me, because I’m a gorilla.”

Till claims he is going full throttle at Cerrone when they’re locked inside the Octagon, and vows to ‘destroy’ the longtime UFC veteran en-route to MMA greatness:

“Whether it’s five rounds, the main event or pressure, I don’t care,” Till said. “If you can’t handle them things then you shouldn’t bother fighting and you may as well quit. I honestly don’t care – I’m just going in there to beat Donald Cerrone.

“I’m straight back into camp, no messing about. I’ve had a week off just to get over a few little injuries, but we start again this week. I’m coming to destroy Donald Cerrone in one round, and that’s what’s going to happen.”

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Donald Cerrone’s Next Opponent Guarantees Win Over ‘Cowboy’

Darren Till is coming to make a statement when he takes on UFC veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone next month (October 21, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 118. Till is undefeated in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career thus far, having racked up a record of 15-0-1 coming off back-to-back wins inside the Octagon. The welterweight […]

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Darren Till is coming to make a statement when he takes on UFC veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone next month (October 21, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 118.

Till is undefeated in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career thus far, having racked up a record of 15-0-1 coming off back-to-back wins inside the Octagon. The welterweight prospect is looking to propel himself into a whole new tier of competition, however, if he can get past a former UFC lightweight title challenger in “Cowboy” Cerrone. While Till doesn’t feel that Cerrone and Jackson-Wink took him seriously upon the fight’s announcement, he believes they’ve changed their tune after doing their research on him (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“It’s been good getting a bit of attention,” Till said. “And he said he doesn’t know me, which is fine because it’s not disrespect. On Instagram, Jackson-Wink put up ‘Donald Cerrone versus who,’ but I’m sure they’re researching me now and thinking, ‘We have to take this kid seriously.’

“At the end of the day, Donald Cerrone is a 34-year-old man who is on his way out and drinks every day. I’m a 210-pound gorilla, and they should be scared because I’m not scared, and I’m going to go in there and knock him out.”

Both men have something to prove heading into this fight; as Cerrone needs to make up for back-to-back losses, and Till looks to make a name for himself with what would be the biggest win of his career. Till is extremely confident heading into the fight and believes it’s a risky one for Cerrone, but is thankful that he took the fight anyways:

“He’s got to come in and win because he’s on a losing streak, but I’ve got to come in and prove who I am,” Till said. “This is for me to now build my name, and I’m going to build my name off Donald Cerrone.

“I’m over the moon, and I can’t stop thinking about the opportunity the UFC have given me. I’m grateful to Donald, too, because this is a risky fight for him, so you’ve got to take your hat off to him because he’ll fight anyone at any time. It’s still a bad move and he shouldn’t have taken the fight against me, because I’m a gorilla.”

Till claims he is going full throttle at Cerrone when they’re locked inside the Octagon, and vows to ‘destroy’ the longtime UFC veteran en-route to MMA greatness:

“Whether it’s five rounds, the main event or pressure, I don’t care,” Till said. “If you can’t handle them things then you shouldn’t bother fighting and you may as well quit. I honestly don’t care – I’m just going in there to beat Donald Cerrone.

“I’m straight back into camp, no messing about. I’ve had a week off just to get over a few little injuries, but we start again this week. I’m coming to destroy Donald Cerrone in one round, and that’s what’s going to happen.”

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